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Valero Texas Open
TPC San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
The PGA Tour heads to San Antonio with the final prep for the Masters underway.
We put another Match Play event in the books, and just like almost all the ones before this most-recent instance, it was a disappointment...on the weekend. It seems like every year we have the same discussion, and it always revolves around how to make the event more interesting on Saturday and Sunday. The only tweak they've made was changing the first-round format, and all that did was suck the life out of the first few days. I said it last week and I'll continue to say it, match play is all about the first few rounds, and removing the sudden-death aspect takes away a lot of the excitement. As for the weekend, there's no way to guarantee big names play those days without some sort of bye system, and I doubt the players as a whole would be in favor of that, so let's just go back to how it was originally: if you lose after one day, so be it. It's better than losing on day one and having to stick around for two more days knowing that you no longer control your destiny, right?
Now looking ahead to this week's event, we don't have a great field, but we have a lot of course history and we could see another surprise winner.
This tournament was not played last year due to the